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UN expert calls for international pressure on N Korea over abductions

A United Nations human rights investigator has recommended that international pressure be put on North Korea as part of a multi-pronged strategy to know the fate of hundreds of foreign nationals......

UN 'regrets' Alamuddin's decision to not serve on Gaza probe

The United Nations has expressed regret that noted human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin will not be able to serve on an independent inquiry commission that will investigate possible human rights......

Why SL's 'lies' on death of Prabhakaran's son may soon get exposed

A recent inquiry report by the Geneva-headquartered Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights has cast serious aspersions on the claims of the Sri Lankan government over alleged war crimes......

Justice Ganguly rules out resignation from WBHRC

Notwithstanding the growing clamour for his resignation as chairman of the West Bengal Human Rights Commission, former Supreme Court judge Ashok Kumar Ganguly on Tuesday ruled it out. "No, I......

US welcomes passage of UNHRC resolution on Lanka

The United States has welcomed the passage of a resolution on Sri Lanka sponsored by it at the United Nations Human Rights Commission, saying the vote sent a clear signal to Colombo that the......

Gujarat model of development: More hype than substance

The Vibrant Gujarat summit in 2013, under Chief Minister Narendra Modi's watch. With facts and figures, the CAG report has highlighted how Gujarat was far from a role model for states across......

Get ready for Maharashtra's first 'aam-aadmi' Budget

'We will abolish Local Body Tax in this year's Budget' 'Our government will never think about money when helping needy farmers' 'Our next budget will be completely based on the feedback from the......

Get ready for Maharashtra's first 'aam-aadmi' Budget

'We will abolish Local Body Tax in this year's Budget' 'Our government will never think about money when helping needy farmers' 'Our next budget will be completely based on the feedback from the......

Govt eases green laws to please industry

The Narendra Modi-led government has issued around 50 fresh guidelines easing conditions for industry in about six months, beside launching an online system for applying environment clearances. The......

India's Modi promises US CEOs a return to market reforms

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told nearly a dozen US company chiefs on Monday that he is committed to liberalising his country's economy, which has underperformed other emerging markets......
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Military ties with Russia strengthen

Zuber Singh 03 July 2015 Analysis Throughout the Cold War - and afterwards - Russia's relations with Pakistan remained almost... ...

http://www.observerindia.com/cms/sites/orfonline/modules/weeklyassessment/WeeklyAssessmentDetail.html?cmaid=84952&mmacmaid=84953&volumeno=VIII&issueno=27
Falling between two stools

India has dealt with Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Maldives, Myanmar and Nepal in confused and indecisive, if not wholly inept, ways. This has eroded... ...

http://www.kashmirtimes.com/newsdet.aspx?q=42762
Threats to religious freedoms continue in Indonesia, rights groups warn

Activists cite recent closures of churches, persecution of Ahmadis, Shiites. Indonesia: Indonesian government institutions still have plenty of... ...

http://www.ucanindia.in/news/threats-to-religious-freedoms-continue-in-indonesia-rights-groups-warn/29392/daily
Africa sets deadline for free-trade area as regional blocs come together

26 June 2015 The Continent: For years African leaders have been touting the dream of greater continental integration, with a vision of people... ...

http://www.observerindia.com/cms/sites/orfonline/modules/africaweekly/AfricaWeeklyDetail.html?cmaid=84929&mmacmaid=84930&volumeno=IV&issueno=42
Here's why India may be on the brink of an unprecedented full-blown water crisis

A steel wheelchair occupies pride of place in the home of A Swami, a resident of Kottala village in Nalgonda district of Telangana. When you walk... ...

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/heres-why-india-may-be-on-the-brink-of-an-unprecedented-full-blown-water-crisis/articleshow/47940423.cms

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